American Venus

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DVD Features:

  • Rated: Unrated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 21 minutes
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 2009
  • Label: IFC Independent Film
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Note: Trailer
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.78
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
    • Subtitles - English, Spanish

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Product Description:

A competitive figure skater with Olympic aspirations turns her back on the sport by escaping to Canada in director Bruce Sweeney's border-hopping family drama. Celia (Rebecca De Mornay) is an uncompromising coach determined to push her daughter, Jenna (Jane McGregor), towards an Olympic gold metal. After Jenna's routine in the national figure-skating finals proves less than stellar, the dejected young girl decides to escape her demanding mother by fleeing to Vancouver. Though Jenna's father is diligent in keeping his daughter's current location a secret from the fierce Celia, the gun-toting mother's determination ultimately proves too powerful to deny and she is soon off to collect her daughter. Upon attempting to cross the border, Celia begins to get a taste of just how different life in Canada is when the border guards take possession of her registered firearm. It seems that Jenna, too, has grown weary of living in a land where aggression does not stand, leaving both mother and daughter adrift in some strange land that neither can truly call home.

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Family Life

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Product Info:

  • Sales Rank: 43,779
  • UPC: 030306971292
  • Shipping Weight: 0.20/lbs (approx)
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